The book was originally written in Persian verse about one and a half centuries ago by Pizada Ghulam Rasool Sharva Zoonimari (d.1288 AH) father of the famous historian Hasan Khoihami. Its translation was rendered by the late Khawaja Nazir Ahamad Kashtwari (retired Under Secretary GAD J&K Govt.) The English translation has been attempted literally by the compiler.
The book is divided into several chapters, each one dedicated to a different saint and their miraculous feats. The author draws from a vast range of sources, including classical Arabic and Persian texts, to provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the history, culture, and beliefs of the Sufi tradition in Kashmir. The book is also replete with fascinating anecdotes and stories of the miracles that these saints performed, which are sure to capture the reader's imagination.
One of the book's most significant strengths is the author's ability to contextualize the miracles within the broader spiritual and cultural traditions of the region. The author explains how the saints' miraculous experiences were often a means of establishing their authority and attracting followers. The book also sheds light on the various sects and orders that emerged within the Sufi tradition and how these differed in their practices and beliefs.
Overall, "The Wonderful Miracles of Kashmiri Sufi Saints" is an excellent book that will appeal to anyone interested in Sufism, mysticism, and the spiritual traditions of Kashmir. The author's writing style is engaging and accessible, making it easy for readers to immerse themselves in the world of these remarkable saints. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a deep and insightful exploration of the spiritual traditions of Kashmir.